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By Michael Heller

the conventional themes of the "philosophy of nature" — area, time, causality, the constitution of the universe — are overwhelmingly found in our glossy medical theories. This e-book strains the complicated paths that dialogue of those themes has undefined, from Plato and Aristotle, via Descartes, Leibniz, Kant and different nice thinkers, correct as much as the relativistic cosmologies and the grand unified theories of latest technology. within the gentle of this historic improvement, it turns into transparent that sleek technological know-how supplies us not just a technological strength over the realm, but additionally a deeper knowing of actual truth. during this feel, technological know-how might be considered as an inheritor to the conventional "philosophy of nature". additionally, the reader will research why technological know-how itself merits to be the topic of philosophical reflection.

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